What samples can be used?

Urine

How long until I get my results?

7 working days from your sample’s arrival at our accredited laboratory

Where is my nearest private clinic?

How soon after a sexual encounter can I get tested?

14 days

Which Better2Know screens include Mycoplasma testing?

What is Mycoplasma?

Mycoplasma is a naturally occurring bacterium that can infect both men and women. It is a common cause of urethritis in men and cervicitis in women. Mycoplasma can be spread by vaginal, penile, oral or anal sexual contact.

What are the symptoms of Mycoplasma?

Men

Burning sensation upon urination

Redness of the penis

Unusual penile discharge

Inflammation of the urethra

Women

Burning sensation upon urination

Vaginal discomfort or itching

Unusual vaginal discharge

Painful intercourse

What happens if I do not get tested and treated?

Men

Urethritis

Heightened susceptibility to other STIs, including HIV

Women

Cervicitis

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

How is Mycoplasma treated?

Mycoplasma can be treated with a short course of antibiotics. It is important that you complete the full course of medication and refrain from engaging in sexual activities to avoid reinfection. You may also opt to take another test following the conclusion of your treatment to ensure that the STI has completely cleared from your system.

What else should I get tested for?

Curable STIs like Mycoplasma are reasonably straightforward to manage and treat if your result comes back positive. However, there are more harmful infections that can cause long-term damage to your system if left undiagnosed and untreated. At Better2Know we recommend regular attention to your sexual health. Our Full Screen provides fast, accurate testing for seven harmful STIs, including HIV, to put your mind at ease regarding your personal health.

How can I book my test?

To book your STI test with Better2Know today, please call our experienced sexual advisory team on the number displayed at the top of the page. Alternatively, you can use our online booking system by clicking on the orange button above and following the instructions.